Week: End Game: On 03.14.2015

This weekend, the staff answer President Lincoln’s call.

By Nintendojo Staff. Posted 03/14/2015 13:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Welcome to another installment of Week: End Game: On! What games are the staff playing this weekend? Read on to find out!

Shawn Wilkins

I’ve been playing a ton of Shantae: Risky’s Revenge lately. I checked my available download list just to see what games I could play and saw this sitting there below everything else. I don’t remember ever buying it, but I’m so glad I did. It’s a level of fun and cheesy and innovative and I can’t get enough of it. I’m killing enemies with my hair and if there’s one thing I wouldn’t mind going to jail for, it would be killing enemies with my hair. I’ll probably end up picking up Pirate’s Curse, seeing as it’s on sale for $14.99 this week, but I have to beat this one first!

I’ll probably start playing Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.…and then never stop. I haven’t been this excited for a game since Pokémon Sapphire, the original. The absolute disregard for any sensical themes in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. has me beyond excited for it. Everything else in my life will have to wait while I have a lion pounce on aliens.

Joshua Johnston

My three-year-old daughter has discovered Nintendogs. It’s going to be an interesting weekend.

Nicolas Vestre

My friend recently returned from a trip to Japan with a fervent desire to buy a New 3DS XL and play Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. After checking everywhere for this sought-after game, I found a couple of copies at Future Shop and sent my mom to get them while I was at work (thanks, Mom). Since then, my friend dove head first into the world of Monster Hunter, and I found myself following suit. I’m really slow at starting games, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is no exception. I’ve only played online with my friend, and it was a lot of fun lending support. Out of all the appealing weapons to choose from, I decided to take up the Light Bowgun. It’s a bit tough to use it during single player mode (due to its lack of power), but I’m going to stick with it, no matter how hard the missions get. Slowly but surely, I’ll make my way through this game.

Other than that, I haven’t played many other games lately. Perhaps a little bit of Sonic Adventure 2 on PC, but that’s about it. I’m making my way through the game with the goal of raising several Chao, including the Chaos Chao, which has the unique characteristic of being unable to die. But the Knuckles missions are beyond annoying– I’m not even going to attempt to get A rank on those bore-fests.

Anthony Pelone

This weekend, I’m all about action games. I only have about 39 Bottle Caps left to get in The Wonderful 101, and with that game being as obtuse at it is, I definitely won’t be getting them all anytime soon. Thankfully, I have a much better hold on the combat system than I did when it first came out, and currently I’m playing through every Operation to locate all the secret missions and Kah-koo Regahs. I also only have about eleven members left to find…where on earth could they be? Judging from where I am now, I’m probably going to be playing this every weekend for about a year.

And I’m finally getting around to playing the Wii U version of the first Bayonetta. I’ve played through it twice before, and this time I’m aiming to complete everything while being decked out in the bonus Nintendo outfits. Bayonetta violently massacring angels in a Princess Peach outfit sure is something, lemme tell ya.

Robert Marrujo

I’ve finally gotten a speck of space to breathe for the first time in weeks. With some time to spare, I launched into Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on my PS3. I really enjoyed the 3DS and Wii U Revelations, and one episode into the sequel, I’m liking the new one just as much. It is infinitely creepier, that’s for sure, and it’s been years since Claire has been seen, which is an added bonus. Oh, how I wish this was on a Nintendo console.

I picked up Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. today, and I’m looking forward to delving more deeply into it. It’s always awesome to see Nintendo do something different and, well, Abe Lincoln teaming with Marth is as different as it gets. I’m stoked for next week’s Amiibo launch, too; cross your fingers I can get a gold Mario! Speaking of Amiibo… keep your eyes trained on Nintendojo’s Twitter and Instagram pages over the next couple of days for something… INTERESTING.

Jon Stevens

I’ve started playing my 3DS again on my daily commute and so have been getting into Fire Emblem Awakening once more. I never actually finished the game as I have been trying to complete it without losing a single character! I’m at a point in the game where I’m having to rely on a couple of characters to defend my entire team (like my super-human Donnel!), so I’m just trying to build up the rest of my team for now by battling in random encounters and against players via StreetPass.

I also started playing Pokémon Shuffle as well and am pleasantly surprised with how much I am enjoying it. As I am playing it on the bus, the limits imposed don’t really bother me and I haven’t really found a need to spend any money in game yet. It seems a little bare-bones so far, but it’s a fun puzzle game and I’m really looking forward to playing more of it throughout the weekend.

What games will you be playing this weekend? Have you also picked up a copy of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., or will you be spending time with a different title? Let us know in the comments!

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